Katherine (creator of Illuminate retreat)

We were blessed to have Michelle join us at Illuminate in August 2017. Michelle taught beginner's yoga daily to our attendees and became a favourite part of the entire retreat. Michelle is equipped with an extremely unique ability to observe and understand her clients needs without saying much. As a result, her yoga classes are a beautiful, safe and nurturing experience. Meeting you at your level, then challenging you to deepen your practice, Michelle was the perfect choice for our retreat. 


Georgina (Yoga student)

Through my engagement in weekly classes over the past 6 months, I have found Michelle Petrillo to be a highly skilled yoga instructor. Her depth of knowledge and experience, means that she is able to consistently deliver a challenging and engaging practice for her students. Further, Michelle’s willingness to get to know each of her students’ current needs, has meant that she has been able to cater for me during the early stages of my pregnancy with professionalism and discretion. Each class has offered wonderful variety, whilst allowing me to build on my current skill base and beginners through to experienced students are always appropriately supported. Through her integration of yin, breathing and mindfulness techniques I leave each class feeling physically challenged, whilst maintaining a sense of calm and clarity. I cannot recommend Michelle highly enough.


Elisa (Personal training client)

I’ve been training with Michelle for close to 2 years now. I enjoy training with Michelle because she is the most energetic & positive person I’ve ever met. She makes our sessions enjoyable by changing the exercises/circuits every week & setting me challenges to work towards achieving. I believe that Michelle genuinely cares about my wellbeing & is determined to help me achieve my health & fitness goals. I highly recommend her & Fitness 33.